Saturday, 7 February 2015

Ordination of Married Men to the Priesthood

Of course we do ordain married men in the Catholic Church - just not in the Roman Rite to which most of us in the "West" belong. The Eastern Rite Catholic Churches do ordain married men, although only celibates may become bishops. This position was reinforced last year when permission was given to Eastern Rite Churches to ordain married men in countries outside of their usual spheres of influence.


  1. St Brigid of Sweden (named patron of Europe by St. Pope John Paul II) said that Our Lady told her that any Pope who allowed priests to marry: "would be totally deprived by God of his spiritual sight and hearing, and of his spiritual words and deeds. All his spiritual wisdom would grow completely cold; and finally, after his death, his soul would be cast out to be tortured eternally in hell so that there it might become the food of demons everlastingly and without end."

  2. Well as the Eastern Rite "wing" of the Catholic Church have been ordaining married men for centuries..............!
    But ordaining married men is not the same as allowing ordained priests to marry.